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Print - Battle of Trafalgar
  • Battle of Trafalgar
    Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867
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Battle of Trafalgar

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, engraving)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (drawn)
    ca.1850 (printed)
    1823 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867 (theatre designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Collotype mounted on card with ink, kaolinite and pencil additions

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the Bagshawe Estate

  • Museum number:

    S.96-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Costume design by Anthony Holland is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996. The design was executed for a production of the ice show "The Sleeping Beauty On Ice" at the Empire Pool, Wembley, December 16th, 1972. The show was directed and produced by Gerald Palmer, and choreographed by Reg Park. The music was adapted from Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Sleeping Beauty", and was orchestrated by Arthur Wilkinson, Roy Lowe, and Leslie Kerrigan. The book and lyrics were by Stanley Lloyd.

Historical significance: An example of late 20th century costume design for an Ice Show by a designer who extensivley in this specialised field.

Physical description

Collotype from a steelplate engraving of Turner's Battle of Trafalgar, mounted on card and worked up as the basis for a design, with a trapezoidal frame in ruled brushed ink line, the base line 217mm long drawn approximately 13mm from the bottom of the picture and cutting off the lower part of the sea, and two lines 172mm long converging to cut off the upper corners of the picture and meet an upper horizontal line 70mm long towards the upper edge of the card. The space in the upper part of the card above the picture filled with an ink and kaolinite sketch of two putti holding a swag and, in ink, the legend 'TRAFALGAR' in Clarkson Stanfield's hand. On the card to the lower left of the collotype is a scale 99mm in length divided into six spaces. Two vertical pencil lines are drawn at 217mm distance from the lower corners of the trapezoid, and are roughly shaded in to fill the gap outside the collotype area.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, engraving)

Date

ca.1850 (drawn)
ca.1850 (printed)
1823 (painted)

Artist/maker

Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867 (theatre designer)

Materials and Techniques

Collotype mounted on card with ink, kaolinite and pencil additions

Marks and inscriptions

'TRAFALGAR'
Textual information; Above image; Handwriting; Ink

Dimensions

Height: 195 mm collotype, Width: 135 mm, Height: 187 mm card, Width: 135 mm card

Object history note

This Costume design by Anthony Holland is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996. The design was executed for a production of the ice show "The Sleeping Beauty On Ice" at the Empire Pool, Wembley, December 16th, 1972. The show was directed and produced by Gerald Palmer, and choreographed by Reg Park. The music was adapted from Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Sleeping Beauty", and was orchestrated by Arthur Wilkinson, Roy Lowe, and Leslie Kerrigan. The book and lyrics were by Stanley Lloyd.

Historical significance: An example of late 20th century costume design for an Ice Show by a designer who extensivley in this specialised field.

Descriptive line

Collotype from an engraving of Turner's 'Battle of Trafalgar' worked up as the basis for a design by Clarkson Stanfield. Mid 19th century

Materials

Ink; Kaolinite (pigment); Pencil; Card

Techniques

Collotype; Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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